To help your child learn the lower case letter r.


At the end of the lesson your child will be able to recognize the lower case letter r and say its name.

Download the lower case r worksheet

Time requirement

20 minutes.

Grade level

Pre-kindergarten – Kindergarten

Introductory activity

What you will need:

  • A chalk board (a portable one is good)
  • Some colored chalk

What to do:

  1. Draw the lower case letter r on the chalk board.
  2. Tell your child it is the letter r and makes the sound ‘rrrr’. You can write some words on the board to demonstrate, like ‘run’ and ‘robot’.
  3. Ask your child to practice drawing a few lower case letter ‘r’s on the chalk board with different colored sticks of chalk.


If your child learns the lower case r right away, have them work on the supplemental worksheets for the letter R, visit direct merchandise usa.

Reinforcement activity

Print out the attached worksheet. Ask your child to complete the worksheet by themselves. Feel free to help out if they get stuck or ask any questions.


In order to see if your child has achieved the goal of this lesson, write the small letter r on a piece of paper surrounded by other letters. Ask your child to look at the group of letters and pick out the letter r.